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  • 09/14/2020 10:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Through the Volvo LIGHTS project, leading freight company Dependable Highway Express will demonstrate the ability for battery-electric trucks to successfully transport goods in daily routes. 

    Leading freight operator, Dependable Highway Express (DHE), has received two Volvo VNR Electric trucks, the first battery-electric Class 8 trucks to join DHE’s fleet. The electric trucks will be added to DHE’s existing fleet of more than 500 Volvo trucks operating across North America. Deployed as part of the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project, the Volvo VNR Electric trucks will operate in a pilot project through the end of 2021 to demonstrate the ability for battery-electric trucks to successfully transport goods in DHE’s daily routes. 

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  • 09/04/2020 1:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it is proposing and seeking public comments on a new pilot program to allow drivers aged 18, 19, and 20 to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce.

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  • 09/04/2020 12:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In another sign that California is not on board with many of the federal government’s attempts to force compliance on various issues, the state has asked a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel to require trucking companies to comply with the state’s labor law codified in Assembly Bill 5. AB 5 put into place the ABC test which lays out a series of rules as to how workers are classified.

    Freight carriers have been attempting to skirt the law by saying it is at odds with federal regulations. In a lawsuit, the California Trucking Association (CTA) argued the federal law should preempt state law because many carriers are involved in interstate commerce and that it is unfair to have different rules just because a trucker passes over a state border. 

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  • 09/02/2020 2:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    TransConnect Services


    With fuel being such a large expense for truckers and trucking companies, discounts on diesel fuel are a necessity. But they can be a chore to find. Busy over-the-road truckers don’t have the time to Google search truck stop after truck stop with potential diesel fuel savings along their route. That’s when a fuel finder is a handy tool. A fuel finder can help truckers pinpoint exactly where the diesel discounts are right along their hauling path. It basically works like a GPS that details how much you can save and where.


    But over at TransConnect Services (TCS), we believe that truckers and trucking companies should get more from a fuel finder. We want to give our clients more than just a fuel finder that locates those truck stops and fuel savings. Read more here and find out the four reasons why using the TCS Fuel Finder can help truckers.

  • 08/28/2020 1:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Traditionally, the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States, has raised interest rates once there was a sign of inflation, but in a historic about face, Fed Chair Jerome Powell has announced a change in monetary policy, indicating the Fed would keep short-term interest rates at near zero for as many as the next five years even if inflation increased.

    At a speech during the Fed’s annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Powell said, “Forty years ago the biggest problem our economy faced was high and rising inflation.” But, as inflation has consistently remained under the Fed’s target of 2%, Powell believes “a robust job market can be sustained without causing an outbreak of inflation.”

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  • 08/26/2020 10:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Apex Capital

    Truckers don't report to work and sit at a desk in a cubicle. Their office is a moving 18-wheeler that weighs about 35,000 pounds and treks up and down the highway. Being off-duty for truckers isn't like most of us going on break at work. Sometimes they are off the clock but still need to drive their truck. That's exactly why the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) established personal conveyance. It is the trucker's "off-duty status."


    But it’s not that simple as the subject of personal conveyance can get complicated and confusing. Many truckers wonder what exactly qualifies and doesn't qualify as personal conveyance. Also, what are the specific rules of personal conveyance? We have some answers for you. We break down personal conveyance 101 style. Read more here and walk away with valuable personal conveyance knowledge – from what is it to what does and doesn’t qualify.


  • 08/20/2020 8:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has awarded nearly $80 million in grants to states and educational institutions to enhance commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety. Today’s awards represent the highest ever funding level for these critical safety grants.

    “These awards of nearly $80 million represent the highest funding level for these critical safety grants to enhance commercial motor vehicle and road safety,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

    FMCSA today announced:

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  • 08/17/2020 1:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    With a focus on driver requirements, the annual Roadcheck truck inspection blitz has now been rescheduled for Sept. 9-11, according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). Originally slated for May, the Roadcheck was postponed due to concerns regarding COVID-19. 

    Inspectors from the U.S., Canada and Mexico will be targeting mandatory driver documents such as licenses, record of duty status, periodic inspection reports, Medical Examiner’s Certificates and more during the three-day event.

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  • 08/17/2020 1:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hours-of-service (HOS) waivers for the delivery of groceries, paper products and other essential items have been reinstated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) as of August 11.

    These waivers had been removed in June, but as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague many areas of the U.S., regulators once again will allow carriers to work under the exemption when moving essential cargo. The current exemption is now in effect until Sept. 14.

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  • 07/17/2020 9:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) acting administrator Jim Mullen touched on a number of important trucking industry issues during a recent Virtual Safety and Security Meeting held with the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA). 

     One of the main issues discussed during the hour-long session with Mullen involved allegations that brokers are not being completely transparent when dealing with carriers. Specifically, they are accused of not providing the data which is required by FMCSA regulation 371.3.

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